Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2022 15:52:35 UTC
On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 10:48 AM Gary Jennejohn <email@example.com> wrote: > > On Sun, 10 Apr 2022 10:21:56 -0500 > Kyle Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 5:33 AM Matthias Andree <email@example.com> wrote: > [big SNIP] > > > I checked POSIX 2018, apparently the backup files (.orig) are only > > > required if -b is given, so omitting them would seem fine to me, and the > > > rationale section suggests that for consistency with other utilities, > > > the default would be to NOT save .orig file, but the -b option can be > > > used to request them being written (but then consistently on all files > > > not just those without rejects - also because there is no working patch > > > -R for ed-style diffs.). > > > > I'd actually be OK with that, too, to an extent. > > > > Please do not change the behavior of the -b flag! I make patches to > /usr/src/ to eliminate things I don't want compiled in when I run > buildkernel and buildworld and then move the resulting .orig backups > to the original file names to eliminate those changes. > No one has proposed changing the behavior of the -b flag (that would be silly), but rather the default behavior (sans -b flag). The -b flag is the proposed solution to maintaining the status quo across such a change if it happens.